County celebrates completion of structural components of courthouse

Hidalgo County celebrated the completion of the structural components of its new courthouse with a topping off ceremony Tuesday, with representatives from construction manager-at-risk Morganti Texas Inc. noting that the project was 50% complete and on track to be finished on schedule. Construction workers, county officials and guests had the opportunity to sign the final beam for the project before it was hoisted to the top of the building and added to the structure. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Zamora Quezada convicted on multiple counts of healthcare fraud; wife acquitted

A jury found Dr. Jorge Zamora Quezada guilty of healthcare fraud Wednesday following a month-long trial during which the government presented evidence alleging he intentionally misdiagnosed patients for profit. The Edinburg-based rheumatologist was convicted of counts 1 through 11 of the superseding indictment, with the exception of count 5, in which he was found not guilty, and count 10, which was dismissed before the start of deliberations. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Handcrafted ice cream shop popular throughout the Valley

HARLINGEN — Two gallons of milk, plus a special vanilla called “La Vencedora,” are some of the ingredients mixed by hand to churn ice...

Serna’s contract ignites concerns; Puente questions agreement terms

HARLINGEN — Five years after he took the job, City Manager Dan Serna’s contract is sparking questions. Last week, City Commissioner Frank Puente said he and...

Soldier with Brownsville ties killed in Afghanistan

A solider with ties to Brownsville is one of two killed in Afghanistan over the weekend. Spc. Miguel A. Villalon, 21, whose father lives in...

Villarreal, civic leader, remembered as ‘Dentist Who Cares’

HARLINGEN — Friends yesterday remembered Juan Villarreal as a loving family man who served as a city and school board leader to give back...

New Year’s Eve Safe

HARLINGEN — The holidays are known to be exciting times for families and loved ones. However, they can spark unwanted situations. The Harlingen Fire Department...

Year in Review: City of San Benito

SAN BENITO — This year, the area’s first resaca-side development began rising along the banks in a multimillion-dollar project at the same time that...

Year in Review: City of Harlingen

HARLINGEN — In 2019, Mayor Chris Boswell’s administration crowned two of its top achievements — the opening of the $16.7 million Harlingen Convention Center...

Year in Review: Changes, accomplishments mark schools in 2019

HARLINGEN — Big changes and grand successes were the hallmark of local school districts, looking back at education through our area in 2019. Local school...